Period
to 19 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Visual Studio Team System over the 6 months to 19 October 2018 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Visual Studio Team System (VSTS)
England > South West
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 170 181 204
Rank change year-on-year +11 +23 +17
Contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System 48 17 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.79% 0.31% 0.14%
As % of the Development Applications category 4.16% 1.82% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 9 4
South West median daily rate £400 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.11% +2.86% -2.78%
10th Percentile £325 £393 £419
90th Percentile £489 £486 £483
England median daily rate £450 £445 £450
% change year-on-year +1.12% -1.11% +18.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
South West median hourly rate £38.00 - -
England median hourly rate £38.00 - -

Visual Studio Team System is in the Development Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the South West with a requirement for development application skills.

All Development Application Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for development application skills 1,155 935 993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 19.00% 16.96% 17.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 729 563 686
South West median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% -
10th Percentile £313 £301 £275
90th Percentile £563 £500 £538
England median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 37 43
South West median hourly rate £43.75 £42.50 £42.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +1.19% +2.44%
10th Percentile £35.25 £32.80 £26.42
90th Percentile £50.00 £53.65 £51.33
England median hourly rate £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
% change year-on-year - +3.66% +6.49%

Visual Studio Team System
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing Visual Studio Team System as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West.

Contractor daily rate trend for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System in the South West over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Visual Studio Team System in the South West

Visual Studio Team System
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Visual Studio Team System within the South West region over the 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Somerset +9 15 £425 -5.56%
Bristol -17 12 £400 -11.11% 3
Wiltshire -6 8 £438 +25.00% 1
Devon - 3 £475 -
Dorset - 2 £388 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £484 - 1
Visual Studio Team System
England

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Visual Studio Team System also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South West region with a requirement for Visual Studio Team System.

1 41 (85.42%) .NET
2 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (56.25%) PowerShell
3 26 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
4 23 (47.92%) C#
5 22 (45.83%) SQL
6 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 17 (35.42%) Team Foundation Server
8 16 (33.33%) Visual Studio
9 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
9 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
10 14 (29.17%) DevOps
11 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
11 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
12 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
12 12 (25.00%) Scrum
12 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
13 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
13 11 (22.92%) Windows
13 11 (22.92%) SDLC
13 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
14 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 9 (18.75%) XML
16 7 (14.58%) User Stories
16 7 (14.58%) MSTest
16 7 (14.58%) NUnit
16 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
16 7 (14.58%) Release Management

Visual Studio Team System
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (4.17%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (4.17%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (54.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (6.25%) Office 365
3 2 (4.17%) Dynamics 365
3 2 (4.17%) IaaS
3 2 (4.17%) PaaS
3 2 (4.17%) SaaS
4 1 (2.08%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.17%) DNS
1 2 (4.17%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (2.08%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 10 (20.83%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (6.25%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) Amazon RDS
4 2 (4.17%) Azure SQL Database
4 2 (4.17%) MySQL
4 2 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (4.17%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.08%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Team Foundation Server
2 16 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 12 (25.00%) Git (software)
4 7 (14.58%) MSTest
4 7 (14.58%) NUnit
5 4 (8.33%) JIRA
5 4 (8.33%) SpecFlow
6 3 (6.25%) Octopus Deploy
7 2 (4.17%) MSBuild
8 1 (2.08%) Selenium
8 1 (2.08%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 5 (10.42%) Electronics
2 5 (10.42%) Manufacturing
2 5 (10.42%) Marketing
2 5 (10.42%) Telecoms
3 3 (6.25%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 15 (31.25%) Developer
2 8 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (14.58%) .NET Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Release Engineer
4 6 (12.50%) Analyst
5 5 (10.42%) C# Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Azure Developer
6 4 (8.33%) Configuration Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Consultant
6 4 (8.33%) Release and Configuration Engineer
6 4 (8.33%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (6.25%) ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Azure Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Azure Test Lead
7 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Engineer
7 3 (6.25%) Test Leader
8 2 (4.17%) Release Manager
8 2 (4.17%) Senior Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (85.42%) .NET
2 18 (37.50%) ASP.NET
3 15 (31.25%) ASP.NET Web API
4 13 (27.08%) .NET Framework
5 9 (18.75%) XML
6 5 (10.42%) ASP.NET Core
6 5 (10.42%) HTML
6 5 (10.42%) JSON
6 5 (10.42%) RESTful
7 3 (6.25%) .NET Core
7 3 (6.25%) CSS
7 3 (6.25%) REST
7 3 (6.25%) SOAP
7 3 (6.25%) WCF
7 3 (6.25%) Web Services
7 3 (6.25%) XSD
8 2 (4.17%) jQuery
8 2 (4.17%) LINQ
8 2 (4.17%) Sass
8 2 (4.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 2 (4.17%) User Experience
4 1 (2.08%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.08%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.08%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.08%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 11 (22.92%) Windows
1 11 (22.92%) Windows Server
2 2 (4.17%) Debian
2 2 (4.17%) Linux
3 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (56.25%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (31.25%) Test Automation
3 14 (29.17%) DevOps
4 12 (25.00%) Scrum
5 11 (22.92%) Configuration Management
5 11 (22.92%) SDLC
6 7 (14.58%) Load Balancing
6 7 (14.58%) Release Management
6 7 (14.58%) User Stories
7 6 (12.50%) Test Management
8 5 (10.42%) Business Intelligence
8 5 (10.42%) Digital Marketing
8 5 (10.42%) Programme Management
9 4 (8.33%) API Design
9 4 (8.33%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (8.33%) Microservices
9 4 (8.33%) MVC
9 4 (8.33%) OO
9 4 (8.33%) OOP
9 4 (8.33%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (56.25%) PowerShell
2 23 (47.92%) C#
3 22 (45.83%) SQL
4 13 (27.08%) T-SQL
5 3 (6.25%) C++
5 3 (6.25%) JavaScript
5 3 (6.25%) TypeScript
6 2 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 3 (6.25%) Degree
1 3 (6.25%) ISTQB
1 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
1 3 (6.25%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Active Directory
2 2 (4.17%) Docker
2 2 (4.17%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (6.25%) HP Quality Center
1 3 (6.25%) SCCM
2 2 (4.17%) Microsoft Intune
2 2 (4.17%) SCOM
2 2 (4.17%) WSUS
3 1 (2.08%) Terraform
Vendors
1 12 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (12.50%) Oracle
3 5 (10.42%) SAP
4 2 (4.17%) Siebel
5 1 (2.08%) Adobe
5 1 (2.08%) HP
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Snow
5 1 (2.08%) Symantec
5 1 (2.08%) VMware